For quite a while now I have been thinking about doing something special to celebrate my blogs 4th birthday and I am extremely proud to say that I came up with an idea that fits the bill. What with the recent trends of artists releasing their music on formats which were deemed to be defunct, such as cassettes, VHS tapes, etc. I had been looking to find something that was even more unique and you know what, I only went and found it.
So here's the back story. At the start of the year I contacted four of my favourite artists;
Randolph's Leap (Fence Records)
The Son(s) (Olive Grove Records)
RM Hubbert (Chemikal Underground)
Behold The Old Bear (Gargleblast Records)
to ask them if they'd be up for recording a song no longer than two minutes long, to be released exclusively on a vinyl postcard. That would be a postcard that you can play on a turntable, just like a record!
Anyway, surprisingly to me they were all up to challenge and now after many many months of planning and organising I am very pleased to be able to share with you my first ever release on vinyl postcards!
In case you were wondering the songs are all under two minutes long so that they fit on the postcards. I could have paid extra to have more space, but I liked the idea of giving the artists a bit of a challenge.
Each postcard is limited to just 20 copies. The tracks will not be made available anywhere else and there will be no re-press, hopefully making them a bit of a collectors item (or at least that's the plan).
Every order also includes a download of each of the track(s) in MP3 320, FLAC, or pretty much any other format you might want. Once your order has been processed I will send you a link to download the track(s).
Here's a bit more info on the cards:
C403 by Behold The Old Bear was recorded by Raindeer in the comfort of his own bedroom.
This Ain't It by Randolph's Leap was recorded by Roy Froude at Stow College.
Heisenberg by RM Hubbert was recorded by Charlie Ward (aka King Post Kitsch) in his living room.
All My Days Are Shorter by The Son(s) was recorded by KP Son at 13 Leopold Place, in Edinburgh in the spring.
All of the songs were mastered by Jonathan Huxtable of Small Fish Recordings.
The postcards were designed by Kris Ferguson (Mitchell Museum/Miaoux Miaoux)
For those of you who are interested in finding a bit more about where I got the postcards printed, I used a company in Austria called Vinyl Postcards. You can check out their work here: http://www.vinylpostcards.com/
If you have any further queries regarding any of the above then please feel free to drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org